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"You don't have to shoot me," says the young lion. "I will be your rug and I will lie in front of your fireplace and I won't move a muscle and you can sit on me and toast all the marshmallows you want. I love marshmallows."
But the hunter will not listen to reason, so what is there for a young lion to do? After eating up the hunter, Lafcadio takes the gun home and practices and practices until he becomes the world's greatest sharpshooter.
Now dressed in starched collars and fancy suits, and enjoying all the marshmallows he wants, Lafcadio is pampered and admired wherever he goes. But is a famous, successful, and admired lion a happy lion? Or is he a lion at all?
Told and drawn with wit and gusto, Shel Silverstein's modern fable speaks not only to children but to us all!
I remember my mom reading this book to me as a little boy and loved it. Now that I have a daughter of my own I bought this book and still enjoy it. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Jacob
Boy! Here in Minnesota, there sure seems to be an awful lot of fuss about a dead lion, lately...
Apparently some dentist from Bloomington paid $50,000 to go all the way... Read more
This is a wonderful book by Shel Silverstein. Many, many years ago I taught elementary school (9-10 years old), and this was one of the books that I read to the children.Published 4 months ago by Fergman
We love this book. On this purchase we picked up 5 to give out at the next 5 birthday parties we go to.Published 5 months ago by Derrick Perrin